Category Archives: Book Reviews

This amazing novel is set in Istanbul

I don’t know why I haven’t heard of Agnes Bushell, an exceptional author who lives in Portland, but when I read Dana Wilde’s Kennebec Journal review of Bushell’s novel Asian Vespers, I quickly got a copy of and found it to be fascinating. And here is the really good news. I can now look forward […]

Interesting stories about railroads

High Green by Herbert Cleaves, published by North Country Press, is a very interesting story about an Irish-American’s love for and experiences with a railroad in northern Maine. It’s a work of historical fiction, but it sure does seem like a true story. John Hanahan’s dad owned the railroad, but John’s plan to drive trains […]

John Holyoke’s book of stories will bring back your own great memories

John Holyoke did a great job of choosing some of his best columns and stories for his book Evergreens, published by Islandport Press. John has been the outdoor columnist and reporter for the Bangor Daily News for 18 years and had lots of stories to choose from. One thing I really enjoyed about his book […]